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In this paper, we review the background and state-of-the-art of big data. We first introduce the general background of big data and review related technologies, such as could computing, Internet of Things, data centers, and Hadoop. We then focus on the four phases of the value chain of big data, i.e., data generation, data acquisition, data storage, and(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of real-time video streaming over a bandwidth and energy constrained wireless sensor network (WSN) from a small number of dispersed video-sensor nodes (VNs) to a sink by combining forward error correction (FEC) coding with a novel multipath rouing scheme called directional geographical routing (DGR). DGR constructs an(More)
—Enabling video transport over ad hoc networks is more challenging than over other wireless networks. The wireless links in an ad hoc network are highly error prone and can go down frequently because of node mobility, interference, channel fading, and the lack of infrastructure. However, the mesh topology of ad hoc networks implies that it is possible to(More)
In 2013, global mobile data traffic grew 81% and it is projected to increase 11-fold between 2013 and 2018. Further, it is predicted that by 2018, over two-thirds of the world's mobile traffic will be video and more than half of all traffic from wireless connected devices will be offloaded to Wi-Fi networks and femto-cells [1]. Consequently, wireless LANs(More)
—In this paper, we investigate the problem of medium access control in mmWave wireless networks, within which directional antennas are used to combat the high path loss incurred in the 60GHz frequency band. The conventional CSMA/CA protocol does not work well with directional antennas due to impaired carrier sensing at the transmitters. We propose a novel(More)
—Compared to conventional wireless sensor networks (WSNs) that are operated based on the client-server computing model, mobile agent (MA) systems provide new capabilities for energy-efficient data dissemination by flexibly planning its itinerary for facilitating agent based data collection and aggre-gation. It has been known that finding the optimal(More)
— The selection and design of performance metrics and utility functions is an important, but inadequately addressed issue in the design of cognitive radio networks. Unlike traditional radios, a cognitive radio may change its objectives as radio scenarios vary. Because of the dynamic pairing of objectives and contexts, it is imperative for cognitive radio(More)
As developments in wireless ad hoc networks continue, there is an increasing expectation with regard to supporting content-rich multimedia communications (e.g., video) in such networks, in addition to simple data communications. The recent advances in multiple description (MD) video coding have made it highly suitable for multimedia applications in such(More)
Current expectations on sensor node in terms of size, cost, and energy efficiency have led to a severely limited design space on hardware and software. In this paper, we explore capabilities at the network edge for sensor networks, aiming to reduce the hardware and software complexity of a sensor node without sacrificing network performance. We present a(More)